Virtua Fighter 3 (or VF3 for short) was released in September 1996. It was the first game to run on the Sega Model 3 hardware. It serves 1,000,000 polygons per second! VF3 is three times faster than "Virtua Fighter 2
Some of the less apparent graphical improvements in VF3 include (but not limited to) : transparent water effects in Jeffry's stage; motion blur effects in certain moves, such as Pai's high-kick, and specular reflection on Dural's body.
Notable for being the only game in the series, Until Virtua Fighter 5 R to feature Taka-Arashi, a Sumo wrestler character.
Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks - TYCY-5522) on 23/10/1996.